Bute vs Andrade on HBO "Boxing After Dark"

LOS ANGELES (August 10) - On November 28th American boxing fans and fans all over the world will have the chance to witness the anxiously awaited rematch of Lucian Bute and Librado Andrade as they battle for the IBF World Super Middleweight Title and the event will be aired live on HBO's Boxing After Dark. The fight marks the first time since 1977 that the famed American network will travel north of the border to broadcast a fight from Canada..

"I'm thrilled to be partnering with Interbox and HBO on this exciting rematch between two of the top super middleweights in the world," said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "We wanted to make sure we could offer this fight to both the Canadian and American boxing fans and everyone should expect fireworks on November 28th."

"It's an honour for us to welcome HBO to Canada for the first time in over 30 years, said InterBox CEO Jean Bedard. "We look forward to collaborating with one of the greatest US Television networks. This will be a great opportunity for Lucian to get the highest visibility possible in his sport and to showcase all his skills to prove he's a World class Champion."

"We're excited to do our first ever "Boxing After Dark" from Canada," said Luis Barragan, director of programming, HBO Sports. "The Canadian crowd generated a tremendous atmosphere for the first fight and there's obviously some unfinished business between these two fighters so we expect great boxing action."

The first time the IBF World Super Middleweight Champion, Bute (24-0-0, 19 KO's) and IBF number one ranked super middleweight contender, Andrade (28-2-0, 21 KO's) met in the ring, a war ensued, leaving Bute the winner of a controversial decision. Now, with the rematch scheduled, each hopes to leave everything in the ring on November 28th to settle fans curiosities over who is the true champion.

Bute vs. Andrade II is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and InterBox, and will be held in either Montreal or Quebec City, Canada. The fight, along with a co-featured HBO televised bout which will be announced shortly, will air live on HBO's Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:00pm ET/PT.

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Article posted on 11.08.2009

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